Thank you for participating in The Wake-Up-Early Experiment!
Like any scientific experiment, we need OBSERVATIONS. So, If you woke up extra early this morning, or if you planned to and chickened out, or if you have ever been an early riser in the past, I want to hear from you. Please leave a comment below answering some or all of the following questions:
- How early did you get up compared to your usual wake-up time?
- What did you do with your extra early-morning time?
- How did you feel the rest of the day?
- Will you continue the Wake-Up-Early Experiment through Friday?
- Would you change your bedtime or morning strategy next time?
- What other observations can you make about this experience?
My own Wake-Up-Early Experiment was relatively successful, with some hick-ups. First, as I was headed to bed last night at nine, my brother in Washington called and we talked until 11:30. When I finally got in bed at midnight, my son woke up with a wet Pull-Up. I didn’t actually go to bed until 12:30.
Waking up was fine, though I was pretty tired. I worked out, but was too hungry to do a very good workout, so then I ate breakfast and took a shower. That’s when my second hang up happened. My bathroom shares a wall with my three year old’s bedroom, and the shower woke him up at 6:30, at which time he started to yell and knock on his door, resulting in waking up the baby. Thus, the ducklings were released early, stifling my plans to get some things done on the computer while the house was still quiet.
Following the Rule Of Threes, I was quite tired and dragging, but with a lot on my to-do list today, I went against my better judgement and indulged in one of my twice-yearly Diet Cokes. Let me just tell you, Coke is stupid. I was still so tired after drinking that thing that I had to take a nap when the kids were down, wasting my precious quiet time. To top that, since I’m not used to drinking soda, I had a stomach ache.
Overall, it was a positive experience and I do want to continue my Wake-Up-Early Experiment through Friday, but I’m going to change my strategy a bit. I will go to bed before ten. I will eat a small snack before my workout and save my shower until later when it won’t wake up the kids. I won’t drink any more Coke. I want to organise my time in the morning a bit better, too. On Friday, I will post a conclusion article and ask for more observations from those who continue the experiment throughout the week.
Please leave your Monday Wake-Up-Early observations in the comments below. Thanks for participating!